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Upgrade Installation - Mcafee Is Incompatible


I just got the windows 7 upgrade. During installation, i find that mcafee is incompatible. I have a 36 month subscription with upgrades. If i let the installation program remove mcafee, my upgrades may not be available to me. Do i install or quit?

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Upgrade Needs To Uninstall Mcafee Security

How do i uninstall mcfee , im trying to install windows 7 upgrade. I tried the install/uninstall program many times but failed. Problems installing windows 7 i get a message says i have to uninstall mcafee security

Posted On: 2009-11-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Upgrade Error Due To Mcafee Firewall

I need some recommendations about how to upgrade my dell desktop running windows vista business when i keep getting an error that mcafee firewall plus is installed despite this program having been removed over 2 years ago?

Original dell system shipped with xp and mcafee pre-installed in 2006 however i upgraded to vista immediately through dells' upgrade program. Later after the my subscription to mcafee expired i removed the program (i thought) and replaced it first with norman and now norton internet security 2009.

After repeated system searches and use of the mcafee ' technical assistant there are no 'visible' folders or files associated with mcafee however i cannot run a simple upgrade to windows 7 upgrade because of this issue.


Posted On: 2010-01-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Mcafee Security Centre Is Prohibiting Upgrade Process

I have been trying to install my new windows 7 upgrade on my acer aspire 5332 laptop. It accepts the acer setup disc. When i try to continue with the windows disc, it tells me that the mcafee security centre is prohibiting the process. I have disabled the mcafee, with the same result. I have now uninstalled mcafee and checked the registry too. Mcafee is no longer showing on the computer. When i run the windows disc again, i still get the same message. Can you advise please?

Posted On: 2010-03-15 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Win 7 Upgrade Programs Incompatible

I had a problem with the upgrade from vista home premium to windows 7 home premium. The upgrade advisor advised that canon easy-photo and catalyst install manager were incompatible so i uninstalled both and re-started. The upgrade then went through its own compatibility check and then stalled saying the same two programs were incompatible. After several more unsuccessful attempts including ensuring the two programs were uninstalled i solved the problem and succeeded with the upgrade by 1) searching for and deleting every file that referred to the two programs; and 2) using regedit to search for and delete every reference to the two programs in the registry. Of course the above hassle should not have been necessary to upgrade.

Posted On: 2009-11-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Will I Have Compatibility Issue With Mcafee?

We just purchased w7 hp upgrade software. I have a current mcafee protection/subscription. When i install will i have compatibility issues with the w/defender disabling my firewall and auto activating? If i do should i contact mcafee or ms for solutions? I've had these issues with ms "updates", they are a real pain in the neck to deal with. Of course mcafee, wisely, will not say anything negative. I'm looking forward to upgrading and wish to avoid any sidestepping with potential issues.

Posted On: 2010-03-28 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-23 . View Related Posts . . View 21 Replies .

Upgrade Installation Monitor Goes Out Of Range

Monitor goes "out of range" before windows 7 upgrade installation completes. Installation fails, or just stalls at that point. Help this is frustrating. There is no reason why you would think my computer would have a problem with this upgrade install. I had it custom built just this summer. Here are my components so you know what i have.

Intel core i7 920 64bit processor
Intel dx58s0 motherboard
3gb ddr3 ram
Xfx ati radeon hd 4870 1 gb ddr5
Running 64 bit vista business

I am a student so i figured i would download the windows 7 pro (x64) file from the msdn software site and take a stab at the upgrade. This allows you to download a valid iso image of the full version. I would then launch the .exe from a virtual drive. Starts just fine.

The compatibility part of the install wizard asked me to unistall itunes, the ati catalyst control center, the ati catalyst install manager, and microsoft live onecare. I completed these tasks and relaunched the install.

At first i was experiencing the install lag after the first reboot during the expanding windows files section, but it eventually completed. After the next reboot, the install wizard would get to the final transferring files section, appear to finish, and then my monitor is sent "out of range". Nothing happens after this point, i have waited at least 20 minutes during one attempt. It could be wanting me to continue and i just can't see it. I am not able to do anything else and i am forced to do a hard shut down, where on the reboot, the installation of windows 7 fails and rolls back to vista, which works just fine (a lone bright spot in this).

I have researched this endlessly for hours with no acceptable solution. I'm sure i can't be the only one to have had this issue. I have tried disabling my video card before the istall, made sure i had the latest drivers before the install. I've even tried to make sure my monitor is compliant. The w7 upgrade advisor also checked out perfectly fine.

This is not a problem that can be solved by rebooting in safe mode since the install never finishes, so please don't post that solution. I am also not having the 62% stall issue, or the constant reboot issue after it rolls back. This seems like a driver thing, or maybe an hdmi thing.

Any help would be appreciated. Also i would rather stay with vista than waste another day either attempting this upgrade without a solution explanation, or doing a complete install and reloading all of my files and apps. Maybe this fix hasn't come along yet, or i missed something. It just seems that my setup should have made for an easy upgrade, unlike those trying to install w7 on outdated hardware.


Posted On: 2010-01-02 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Cannot Complete Upgrade - Installation Just Stops

Cannot complete upgrade from win vista home premium 64 to win 7 home premium 64 using student offer, installation just stops at transferring files, settings and programs with no hd activity. I have tried upgrading my pc from vista home premium 64 to windows 7 home premium 64 four separate times, using microsoft's academic upgrade offer.

I use the upgrade option in installation, have tried both "online get latest installations updates" and "do not get latest install updates" and my upgrade goes fine all the way to the end when it should be moving my files, settings, and programs over to win 7  from vista, this is after win 7 has been installed at this point everything just stops, no hd activity, computer is not locked up though, caps lock still works, can move mouse, can even hit the x button in the installation window and get the message "installation cannot be canceled now. Etc. ", But the computer is not doing anything because no hd activity, i even left it on for 8 hours and no movement what so ever once it gets to this point.

I ran microsoft windows upgrade advisor the downloadable one and the one win 7 installation runs, and according to it everything should upgrade fine. I know this is extremely frustrating, i updated my drivers and everything yet it still get stuck at the end. I think doing a custom install would work, but i did not want to have to re-install everything, if i would have wanted to do a clean install, i would have purchased win 7 professional for the same price as home premium, since it is the version i preferred, but just to lazy to re-install everything on my pc.

The pc i am trying to install it on is a new system, just built in march of this year, core i7 920 system, and i even took it back down to stock clock in the bios, just in case that was causing problems. Anyone have any ideas, besides doing a custom install?


Posted On: 2009-11-08 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Custom Installation Vs Upgrade Install

I'm planning on upgrading my vista 64 bit to windows 7 using my upgrade discs i got from hp. I'd like to make a clean installation rather than an upgrade install but there is a warning in the manual that if i choose to custom install, i may need to reinstall drivers that are not included in my discs. What does this mean? Does this mean that if i custom install windows 7, i may need to download programs in order to run my mouse, keyboard etc? (Sorry i'm an no computer techie).

Also just in general, is there a big performance difference between custom install and upgrade install?


Posted On: 2010-01-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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If space is indeed required from my c drive, is there an alternative way to upgrade?


Posted On: 2009-10-15 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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I have now done research, and will return and purchase a new laptop which i am certain, according to the specifications, will run windows 7 professional in the xp mode.

My question is can i re-use the installation key to upgrade from windows 7 home premium to windows 7 professional on the new laptop i will be purchasing because i am returning the old one. Purchased the laptop on monday, the software, i purchased from a separate vendor when i purchased the initial laptop.

There is light at the end of the tunnel, but i know the new store will not trade my now invalid key code for the software i installed on the laptop i am returning to them.

Can anyone help me please?


Posted On: 2010-01-06 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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I've tried finding such files on the windows xp disk, in cwindowssystem32drivers (since that is where device manager says they are) and on the windows 7 disk itself. So far, no matter what driver file location i have tried, i cannot get beyond that point in the installation. I realized that upgrading windows xp to windows 7 would mean losing my data and other installed programs and am willing to do so because i'd like all my computers on the same os and the use of 'homegroup'. Please advise on how to get beyond this point in the installation.


Posted On: 2009-10-26 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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I was under the impression that i could upgrade to win 7 after a clean install by putting the disk in and having windows check for it, like when i upgraded from me to xp. (Yes, i realize now the error of my ways. ) Now i need to fix it. Add to it, i have 32-bit xp and 64-bit win 7.

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